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A 17-year-old female asked:

do you ovulate while you're pregnant?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Pregnancy stops the ovulatory process due to the hormonal changes that it induces.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: The hormonal changes of pregnancy stop ovulation.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No: Ovulation is shut off during pregnancy. That is why menstrual periods cease during pregnancy.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Do u ovulate if you become pregnant before ovulation?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
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No: Ovulation with subsequent fertilization - pregnancy - prevents further ovulation during the course of your pregnancy. If you breastfeed after delivery, this usually suppresses ovulation as well.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do you still ovulate if pregnant?

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No.: The hormone changes in the pregnancy state prevents ovulation.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How to determine when your ovulating and when your not ovulating can you get pregnant.Ovulate?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ovulation.: The best time to work on getting pregnant is around ovulation. Ovulation is mid- cycle, so it will vary depending on the length of your cycle. See an ovulation predictor chart or try using an ovulation predictor kit to hit spot on.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Ovulation does not occur when pregnant ?

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Phlebology 35 years experience
Yes: When you are pregnant the egg-maturation function of the ovary is suppressed.
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A member asked:

Does ovulation mean you're pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Just the opposite: Ovulation means a woman is not pregnant. Pregnant women do not ovulate. Of course, pregnant women got pregnant (if a natural pregnancy) by ovulating and spending some time with guys (who contributed sperm). After becoming pregnant, a woman won't ovulate again until weeks or months after her baby is born.

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